George J. Gaskin: After The Ball | Song-Factsheet

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Song «After The Ball» von George J. Gaskin.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1893 (Ed.), 1891 (Werk)
Label: Edison Records
Songwriter Charles K. Harris
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Genre: Traditionalpop - Varieteepop - Vaudeville, Traditionalpop - Varieteepop - Sentimental-Ballad

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After The Ball war der erfolgreichste Tin Pan Aley Song seiner Zeit, ein herzzerreissender Walzer, in dem eine Onkel seiner Nichte die Geschichte erzählt, warum er nie geheiratet hat. als er verliebt war, sah er seine Freundin an einem Ball einen anderen Mann küssen und war so gekränkt und enttäuscht, dass er sie nicht einmal zur Rede stellte und die Gründe anhörte. Erst Jahre später, nach ihrem Tod, erfährt er, dass der Mann ihr Bruder war.
Der Song wurde 1891 oder 92 für eine Amateur-Minstrelshow in Milwaukee geschrieben. Richtig populär wurde er erst as John Philip Sousa ihn an der Weltausstellung in Chicago von 1893 spielte. Dann wurde er auch auf Edison Zylinder aufgenommen und vertrieben – neben George J. Gaskin hat ihn auch John Yorke AtLee aufgenommen.
Im ersten Jahr verkaufte der Song 2 Millionen Exemplare Noten (Sheet Music), insgesamt über fünf! Diese Zahl macht ihn zum Bestseller der frühen Tin Pan Alley (als sie sich noch am Union Square befand).

Personen und Querverweise


George J. Gaskin
Charles K. Harris

Lyrics

A little maiden climbed an old man's knee, Begged for a story, "Do, Uncle, please." Why are you single; Why live alone? Have you no babies, have you no home?" "I had a sweetheart, years, years ago: Where she is now, pet, you soon will know. List to the story, I'll tell it all. I believed her faithless, after the Ball." After the ball is over After the break of dawn After the dancer's leaving After the stars are gone Many a heart is aching If you could read them all Many the hopes that have vanished After the ball. Bright lights were flashing in the grand ballroom Softly the music, playing sweet tunes There came my sweetheart, my love, my own I wished some water, left her alone When I returned, dear, there stood a man Kissing my sweetheart, as lovers can Down fell the glass, pet, broken that's all Just as my heart was, after the ball After the ball is over After the break of dawn After the dancer's leaving After the stars are gone Many a heart is aching If you could read them all Many the hopes that have vanished After the ball. Long years have passed, child, I've never wed True to my lost love, though she is dead She tried to tell me, tried to explain I would not listen, pleadings were in vain One day a letter came from that man He was her brother, the letter ran That's why I'm lonely, not home at all I broke her heart, After the ball After the ball is over After the break of dawn After the dancer's leaving After the stars are gone Many a heart is aching If you could read them all Many the hopes that have vanished After the ball. After the ball is over After the break of dawn After the dancer's leaving After the stars are gone Many a heart is aching If you could read them all Many the hopes that have vanished After the ball.